Today in our GITC training class, the teachers co-wrote a funny and very functional new version to the old Bluegrass favorite, “Old Joe Clark.”  The goal was to create lyrics that remind students what to do when their noses are full or they are about to sneeze so they can stop passing around that miserable cold that is making so many people sick for weeks.

Here are the results! Please imagine yourself a seven year old singing this song and you’ll understand how fun learning to blow your nose can be!

Blow Your Nose, Old Joe Clark!

capo:  None        strum: Marching       plucking pattern: T on 5, P. M.R on 3.2.1

© 2013 Cher Deering, Mike Honsberger, Holley Calvo and Jessica Baron

Chord Pattern: A //// A //G // A //// A / G / A//

CHORUS:

 A

Blow your nose, Old Joe Clark

                                        G

Blow your nose, I  say!

A

Blow your nose, Old Joe Clark

                      G           A

Wipe that cold a- way

 

A

Old Joe Clark, he caught a cold

                                      G

And he coughed a lot
A

Came to school all stuffed up

                            G         A

His nose was full of snot.       CHORUS

 

A

Old Joe Clark, he took that snot and

                                  G

Wiped it with his hand
A

Then he took that snotty hand and

                       G      A                                                                                                          

Wiped it on his pants!  (Yick!)         CHORUS 

 

A

Old Joe Clark he spread his germs

                                   G

Sneezing on his friends
A

His friends said, “Joe, blow your nose then

                      G         A                                                                                    

blow your nose again!      CHORUS    

 

A

Old Joe Clark you need to know

                                  G

Tissues are for blowing!
A

When you feel a sneeze come on

                               G           A                                                                            

To the tissue box get going!     CHORUS

 

To hear the melody to this song (with the old fashioned lyrics of course) click here !

 

 

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